Showing posts with label event. Show all posts
Showing posts with label event. Show all posts

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Nativity scenes in Rome

The tradition of the Nativity scenes in Italy begins in the Middle Ages and St. Francis personally executed one in Greccio, a village in north of Rome.
In Naples, the people are very fond of this tradition, and there is also a road where they sell the parts people need.
In Naples there is also an interesting museum at the Certosa di San Martino.
In Rome, the tradition is a bit 'different but we say some.
In the ancient church of SS.Cosma and Damiano, not far from the Forum, you can see, almost all year, a beautiful nativity eighteenth-century, Neapolitan style.

The Nativity Scene in SS.Cosma Damiano (photo by Luciano B)
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Other interesting nativity scenes are usually set up in many Roman churches and always has a quite successful one proposed in Santa Maria in Aracoeli.
On the subject of the Nativity we mention however two important works: the frescoes by Pinturicchio in the church of Santa Maria del Popolo and the nativity scene sculpted by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1291, now visible in the museum of Santa Maria Maggiore.

fresco by Pinturicchio

Detail of the Nativity sculpted by Arnolfo di Cambio (photo ap)
see the full scene in wikipedia

Many inhabitants of Rome still make the Nativity scene at home and sometimes they build them with pieces of plastic.
There are also very modern representations.

composition of 2011 in Piazza Venezia (photo ap)

Finally, almost every year at Christmas time, is an exhibition near the church of Santa Maria del Popolo.

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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Portelli, exhibition at the Galleria dell'Accademia in Florence

From 30 December 2015 to 30 April 2016 proposed a new art exhibition in Florence.

The exhibition is dedicated to the painter Carlo Portelli that in the sixteenth century in Florence attended some important art workshops (with Vasari etc).
Tourists will see around 50 works by the artist who at the time was already known for some eccentricity.
Portelli in 1566 with the painting "Immacolata Concezione" shocked many people for the nudity of Eve. However, the artist often had important assignments.
Several paintings by Carlo Portelli, as well as in museums, are also in Florentine churches

details of the painting Martirio di San Romolo in the 
church Santa Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi (photo Sailko/wikipedia)


Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Contemporary art in Pienza and Siena

The beautiful town of Pienza hosts from 6 June to 30 August the interesting exhibition of a young Austrian sculptor.

the poster for the exhibition Helga Vockenhuber
Il dono dell'armonia-the gift of harmony

The artist often creates large bronze statues that will be exhibited in Piazza Pio II and Palazzo Piccolomini.
Helga Vockenhuber is often in Tuscany also because there are good foundries that make his job easier.

Piccolomini palace

view of Pienza, photos by sherseydc/steve (flick/wikimedia)
For those who love contemporary art finally we write that in the near Siena it is in progress an exhibition  of the painter Marco Borgianni (Dei ed eroi, city museum, salt warehouses, until August 30) 

Marco Borgianni in Siena
the artist was born in the province of Florence

a work of Bonanni 
The artist was inspired by the Laooconte kept in Vatican
photo by Opera Laboratori Fiorentini-Civita

the painting exhibition can be seen in a room below the tower 
(Torre del Mangia, foto a.p.)

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Architecture, Open House Rome

In Rome for the fourth time an association in collaboration with various government agencies offer people the chance to visit different buildings from different periods.

Hopen House Roma, to learn about the architecture
9 and 10 May 2015

The buildings that tourists and students can visit are numerous. Interested persons can view the program of the event on the website: hopen house Roma
The possibility of knowing architectural works not well known is obviously considerable. The program also provides complementary initiatives.
The event collaborate many volunteers and some scholars of architecture. We publish photos of some of the buildings are open.

palace Congressi Eur/Rome  -photo idorosario

old house De Crescenzi -photo Louis Do Rosario

Corsini palace, photo a.zucconi

Coni palace

farmhouse Pius V

palace Congressi-Eur (photo louis do rosario)

foto a cura ufficio stampa Hopen House Roma


Thursday, 23 April 2015

The fires of Agnone and art in Molise

In the beautiful town of Agnone every year in December there is a beautiful and traditional parade of torches. In the local dialect this ancient event is called the "'ndocciata".
Below we publish some photos of this particular event.

the procession of torches-photo Iride G.

a large torch of Agnone-photo Iride G.

'ndocciata:  fires illuminates tourists- photo Iride G.

However Agnone there are to visit several old churches and the old bell foundry.

In this city there is also a museum of bells. Above is reproduced a stamp by Italy

Agnone is a beautiful town of Molise, one of the smallest Italian regions. In very ancient times here there were the ancient Sunnis. In the Middle Ages it was very important in the area the great monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno which remain the ruins and fragments of frescoes. The main cities are Campobasso and Isernia.  The Molise region also has a historic town on the coast of the Adriatic Sea: Termoli

the ancient theater in the archaeological area of Pietrabbondante

fresco in San Vincenzo al Volturno-photo by wikipedia

old fountain (Fontana Fraterna) in Isernia, photo Guuz (wiki)

Termoli, the old cathedral


Friday, 9 January 2015

Art exhibition in Forlì: Giovanni Boldini

In the city of Forlì is open from February 1 to June 15, 2015 a major exhibition on the paintings of Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931).
This Italian artist attended many artistic circles of Paris and his art is known in Europe. Boldrini was also a friend of Edgar Degas. His paintings are in museums Italian, French,etc.

Party at the Moulin Rouge (1889), Musèe d'Orsay -Paris (photo studio Esseci)

portrait of Madame Charles Max (1896), Musèe d'Orsay -Paris (photo studio Esseci)

La grande rue a Combes la Ville (1873)-Philadelfia Museum of Art (G. W. Elkins collection)  photo studio Esseci

girl sitting in the garden-  photo studio Esseci

Forlì is a nice town of Romagna region with interesting monuments since Roman times. Forli is not far from the Adriatic Sea and the city as Rimini and Ravenna. In San Domenico Museum there are many works of art.

old town

Abbey St Mercurial- photo Perkele

books by Alpav in Lulu

Friday, 17 October 2014

Art exhibition in Rome, Villa Medici

The exhibition The Baroque Underworld. Vice and Destitution in Rome is open until January 18, 2015 at the French Academy in Rome - Villa Medici.
Tourists will see several paintings of Italian and French artists.

Villa Medici is one of the most beautiful places in Rome shortly after the steps of Trinita dei Monti.

From the gardens of the villa you can admire a beautiful panorama of Rome


Monday, 23 June 2014

Summer in Rome and surroundings

On June 21, with a concert at the Capitol (Campidoglio) began the Summer Festival of the Municipality of Rome.

In the program there will be concerts, outdoor movie screenings, cultural events, special openings of monuments, art exhibitions and so on.
In every district of Rome are organized events and the detailed program is very extensive.

until July 20, however, continues the great exhibition on the Etruscans of Cerveteri
 Exhibition Palace Via Nazionale 

until September 14: exhibition of works by Michelangelo in the Capitoline Museums

Tourists sometimes can get into the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel in the evening. 

In the summer, many inhabitants of Rome are moved to the nearby seaside towns: Circeo, Sperlonga, Santa Marinella, Terracina, Nettuno, Tarquinia Lido etc. Some also go to the nearby island of Ponza. Those who have little time prefer the beaches of Ostia. So many events and activities are organized in these places by different municipalities. Tourists can then choose between a lot of fun.
In many places in the Lazio region there are archaeological evidence, medieval castles and works of art.

Many tourists in the summer are very fond of gardens and beautiful fountains of Tivoli(about 30 kilometres east-north-east of Rome, at the falls of the Aniene river)


Thursday, 12 June 2014

The Veneto of Paolo Veronese

To celebrate the painter Paolo Veronese, from July 5, 2014 until January 19, 2015 art exhibition will be open to Verona, Vicenza, Padua, Castelfranco Veneto, Bassano del Grappa and other places in the Veneto.
The major exhibition “Paolo Veronese. The Illusion of Reality” hovewer will be in the Palazzo della Gran Guardia (Verona) from 5 July to 5 October 2014.
Few artists have captured the colours of the Renaissance Veneto, its luminous spaces and sumptuous architecture, as effectively as Paolo Veronese. In Verona, Vicenza and elsewhere will be exposed paintings of different foreign museums. So it is a very good initiative for art lovers.

frescoes in the Villa Barbaro-Maser

allegories of navigation, painting from Los Angeles-Museum of Art

allegories of love, painting from the National Gallery-London

Paolo Caliari, known as Paolo Veronese ( Verona 1528 – Venice 1588) was a painter based in Venice Republic, famous for large history paintings of both religious and mythological subjects.

Art experts are hoping that in the course of the exhibition is completed the restoration of a famous painting preserved in Venice: the Feast in the House of Levi

photos by Studio Esseci

website of the exhibition of Verona
Paolo Veronese was a citizen of the Republic of Venice and in his hometown 
sometimes there are commemorations of the ancient republic.
The artist was tried by the Inquisition Tribunal for the aristocratic style of the painting 
Last Supper of Jesus, but was sentenced only to change the title of the work.
And now we know the big picture as  the Feast in the House of Levi


Siena, Lux in Nocte 2014

On June 21, 2014, Saturday, the day of the summer solstice, the monumental complex of the Cathedral of Siena presents the third edition of the Night of the Opera with a special opening of the Cathedral, the Piccolomini library, the "Crypt", the Museum of the Cathedral, the Baptistery etc..

In addition to lights and music are also organized tours to many works of art of Siena.
Tourists among other things will occasionaly see the painting "Madonna del Latte" by Ambrogio Lorenzetti.
However, any occasion is good to visit a beautiful city like Siena. And then there is the famous Palio. The next dates of the famous event on July 2 and August 16.

Siena, the cathedral

Siena, Piazza del Campo in the night-photo alpav

parade of a "contrada"-photo alpav

exercise of flag-wavers,  waiting for the Palio-photo alpav